Herb of the Day: Feverfew

Herb of the Day: Feverfew

Posted by TriLight Health on Mar 5th 2019

On occasion, we get lucky with the name of an herb giving us a special clue about the herb itself. Feverfew happens to be one such herb. As the name implies, feverfew is traditionally used to help reduce fevers- making them fewer! This beautiful little flower has been used by herbalists for centuries. It is extremely easy to grow and harvest, making it an excellent beginner herb to learn about. It’s extremely bitter and is typically mixed with other herbs or used in food to mask the flavor. Herbalists use it in teas, tinctures, extracts, tablets, and capsules.

Traditional Uses of Feverfew Include:

  • Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Fevers
  • Toothaches
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Childbirth
  • Coughs
  • Joint Pain
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Digestive Discomfort
  • More

It can even be used topically on pets for fleas and on human and animal skin for bug bites!

Growing and Harvesting Feverfew

Chrysanthemum Parthenium is an extremely easy herb to grow. It will often even show up on its own. Many consider it a weed! Be aware, however, it’s often mistaken for chamomile. A nickname of feverfew is even false chamomile. You can tell the difference because the petals are arranged flat around the yellow center. The pedals are also slightly larger and the smell is drastically different.

The home gardener looking to grow feverfew often will choose to plant in a container or a designated spot in the garden. It can be grown from seeds or a cutting. Plant it in full sun with well-draining soil. Ensure it gets plenty of water and your feverfew will thrive.

Feverfew is harvested when the flowers are in full bloom. The flowers can be used dried or fresh, leaves are harvested at any time. Feverfew will grow back year after year if well cared for.

Herbal Remedies With Feverfew

We use feverfew in: 

Start Up- our midwife approved herbal formula with herbs traditionally used to naturally induce labor and enhance the birth process.

White Willow & Feverfew- our Cherokee Heritage herbal remedy.  Commonly used for headaches, migraines, and fever.

These fast acting, great tasting remedies start at only $12.95. They come with our money-back guarantee (we’ve only had a handful of customers ask for it.) Make sure to have these formulas on hand now before you need them and wish you’d have ordered. 


Caution should be used among individuals with ragweed allergies. Do not use while pregnant unless under strict supervision from a highly trained professional. Caution should be used by those with bleeding disorders. TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your health care practitioner before using products with any other medications. *Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.